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Sony RM-VD1 Remote Commander

B&H # SORMVD1 Mfr # RMVD1
Discontinued

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Product Highlights
  • For Sony Camcorders
  • 4.9' (1.5m) Cord
  • Zoom, Record, Shutter Functions

The Sony RM-VD1 Remote Commander wired remote is designed for Sony camcorders. Camcorders must be LANC compatible. The RM-VD1 remote gives you the ability to zoom, record, and control shutter release functions from up to 4.9 feet (1.5m) away.

Wired remote control for camcorders 1
Remote allows for zoom, record, and shutter release functions
The remote's extra long 59 1/8" (150.2cm) wire lead allows for maximum creativity
Power On/Off Yes
Photo (Shutter) Yes
Record Start/Stop Yes
Zoom Variable Zoom (2 steps)
Length of Cord 59 1/8" (150.2cm) or 4.9' (1.5m)
Weight 2 oz (58g)
Dimensions (WxHxD) 1.5 x 1.6 x 1.4" (39 x 40 x 36mm)
Sony RM-VD1 Remote Commander
  • Band
  • Pouch
  • 1-Year Parts and 90-Day Labor Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    SonyRM-VD1 Remote Commander
     
    4.5

    (based on 21 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (13)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (18)
    • Lightweight (12)
    • Interfaces well with camcorder (11)
    • Well built / quality (9)
    • Improves performance (8)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Shooting indoors (12)
      • Shooting outdoors (9)
      • Upgrade (4)
      • Home movies (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Tech savvy (10), Film professional (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (10)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      It Works As Long As It's Compatible

      The Remote Commander works as advertised. There are two things I think any buyer should be aware of, compatibility and zoom control.

      I have three Sony video cameras and the Remote...Read complete review

      The Remote Commander works as advertised. There are two things I think any buyer should be aware of, compatibility and zoom control.

      I have three Sony video cameras and the Remote Commander only works directly with one of them, the oldest one that has the LANC connector. For the next two I had to buy an adapter that would plug into the Sony's A\V-R connector and provide the female LANC connector. The latest Sony cameras don't appear to have LANC or A\V-R connectors, so it's buyer beware.

      The zoom control is two speed rather than variable. The slow zoom is acceptable while videoing, but I found the fast zoom too fast for anything except getting to your subject quickly.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Works Great For The Money

      I'm using it to record football games. Pros-Better control than the buttons on my Sony camcorders & durable quality feel. I like the indicator lights that show both power and recording. Cons...Read complete review

      I'm using it to record football games. Pros-Better control than the buttons on my Sony camcorders & durable quality feel. I like the indicator lights that show both power and recording. Cons are the zoom is a little touchy and is too close to the start/stop button for my fingers. Overall great value for the money

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      5.0

      don't leave home without it

      By railroadvideoguy

      from Sebastopol CA

      About Me Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Sony RM-VD1 Remote Commander:

          It is so much easier to use this remote, than to find the buttons on your camcorder. I even have a spare

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Excelent product

          By Elias

          from St. Louis, MO

          About Me Film Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Good Interface With Camcorder
          • Improves Performance
          • Lightweight
          • Quality Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Shooting Indoors
            • Shooting Outdoors

            Comments about Sony RM-VD1 Remote Commander:

            This little device is amazing. Simple to use, easy to connect and makes my life so much easier.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            RM-VD1 Remote Commander by Sony

            By Big Shot

            from Neoga IL.

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Shooting Indoors

              Comments about Sony RM-VD1 Remote Commander:

              Use with Sony F-828 & R1 cameras works as the original one did perfect for my application.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              works as described

              By Coach B

              from AA, MI

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Sony RM-VD1 Remote Commander:

                  works great to control my Sony camcorder.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  Share this review

                   
                  4.0

                  It Works!

                  By Coach J

                  from Burlington, KS

                  About Me Technically Challenged

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Good Interface With Camcorder
                  • Quality Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Sony RM-VD1 Remote Commander:

                      As a football coach I purchased this remote to operate a Sony video camera perched on top of a 15 ft tall tripod. It doesn't look like much but functions perfectly.It is designed to attach to objects via spring clip, I intend on putting in a weather resistant box. I wish there was some way of mounting it in the box but I can make it work.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Works Fine

                      By Bill

                      from Atlanta, GA

                      About Me Hobbyist

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Good Interface With Camcorder
                      • Improves Performance
                      • Lightweight
                      • Quality Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Home Movies
                        • Shooting Indoors
                        • Shooting Outdoors

                        Comments about Sony RM-VD1 Remote Commander:

                        Works fine with my Canon HF G10. Plus, it's just about the best price on a decent LANC remote.

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                        4.0

                        A bit fiddly

                        By Bob

                        from Sydney Australia

                        About Me Tech Savvy

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Quality Construction

                        Cons

                        • Poor Interface

                        Best Uses

                        • Shooting Indoors
                        • Shooting Outdoors

                        Comments about Sony RM-VD1 Remote Commander:

                        Buttons are a bit small and fiddly compared to the dedicated pan handles fitted to the Sony tripods. But it does let me use a better quality fluid head I've had sitting around.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        small size clip

                        By ace in the hole

                        from detroit mi

                        About Me Tv movie genius

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Blinks for low battery

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • On pan handle

                          Comments about Sony RM-VD1 Remote Commander:

                          works fine with lanc connect on hdr-ux5

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          4.0

                          It Works As Long As It's Compatible

                          By Senior Chip

                          from Richland, WA

                          About Me Amateur Videographer, Prosumer, Tech Savvy

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight
                          • Small easy to transport

                          Cons

                          • Compatibility issue

                          Best Uses

                          • No camera shake
                          • Shooting Indoors
                          • Shooting Outdoors

                          Comments about Sony RM-VD1 Remote Commander:

                          The Remote Commander works as advertised. There are two things I think any buyer should be aware of, compatibility and zoom control.

                          I have three Sony video cameras and the Remote Commander only works directly with one of them, the oldest one that has the LANC connector. For the next two I had to buy an adapter that would plug into the Sony's A\V-R connector and provide the female LANC connector. The latest Sony cameras don't appear to have LANC or A\V-R connectors, so it's buyer beware.

                          The zoom control is two speed rather than variable. The slow zoom is acceptable while videoing, but I found the fast zoom too fast for anything except getting to your subject quickly.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

                          Share this review

                           
                          3.0

                          Works Great For The Money

                          By Sports-Film

                          from Chicago

                          About Me Aspiring Film Maker, Parent, Tech Savvy

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Good Interface With Camcorder
                          • Improves Performance
                          • Light Indicators
                          • Lightweight
                          • Quality Construction

                          Cons

                          • Buttons Close
                          • Zoom A Bit Touchy

                          Best Uses

                          • Upgrade

                          Comments about Sony RM-VD1 Remote Commander:

                          I'm using it to record football games. Pros-Better control than the buttons on my Sony camcorders & durable quality feel. I like the indicator lights that show both power and recording. Cons are the zoom is a little touchy and is too close to the start/stop button for my fingers. Overall great value for the money

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

                          Share this review

                           
                          5.0

                          Great Portable Accessory!

                          By Alan

                          from Grapevine, TX

                          About Me Tech Savvy

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Good Interface With Camcorder
                          • Lightweight
                          • Quality Construction

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Home Movies
                            • Replacement
                            • Shooting Indoors
                            • Shooting Outdoors
                            • Travel
                            • Upgrade

                            Comments about Sony RM-VD1 Remote Commander:

                            We needed a quick replacement for a broken LANC connection. Internet search lead me to this item. It works great and mounts anywhere. We're now using it on a non-remote tripod. It's inexpensive and easy to carry anywhere. Universal for a LANC unit. If you use a LANC, this is a great backup to keep in reserve. First time using B&H[...] I'll order again. Thanks!

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            Some Steady Shots

                            By Timmy

                            from Mililani, Hi

                            About Me Tech Savvy

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Improves Performance
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                            • Could use longer cord

                            Best Uses

                            • Shooting Indoors

                            Comments about Sony RM-VD1 Remote Commander:

                            This control allows you to control the camera and take pictures with a remote. This is most beneficial if you are doing low light shots and don't want to jiggle the camera. I have re-discoverd the quality of my Cybershot DSC F717. I am using a copystand set up (and remote monitor) and lower light for auction item pictures and, it works great. I like how it also powers the camera on/off.

                            Also, comes in handy in lower light tri-pod shots for no camera shake.

                            This adapter works on the ACC port of the older cameras / camcorders.

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                            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            As expected

                            By Jongalt

                            from philadelphia

                            About Me Tech Savvy

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Good Interface With Camcorder
                            • Improves Performance
                            • Lightweight
                            • Quality Construction

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Home Movies
                              • Shooting Indoors
                              • Shooting Outdoors
                              • Travel

                              Comments about Sony RM-VD1 Remote Commander:

                              It gets the job done. I have an HDR HC7 and the zoom level speed is either fast or slow depending on how far down you push the button. No complaints at all, nothing fancy though. It has a nice long cord as well.

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                              4.0

                              RM-VD1 Control L Wired remote control by

                              By AVS

                              from Ohio

                              About Me Film Professional

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Good Interface With Camcorder
                              • Improves Performance
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                              • Zoom little sensitive

                              Best Uses

                              • Shooting Indoors
                              • Shooting Outdoors
                              • Upgrade

                              Comments about Sony RM-VD1 Remote Commander:

                              Works pretty good. toggle a little small if your hands are large. I use this with a 78" tall tripod and makes filming easier.

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                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              z100% satisfied

                              By Ron

                              from BRAZIL

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Sony RM-VD1 Remote Commander:

                                  I am very pleased with the product I highly recommend this product[...]. I was very pleased and would not hesitate to order from them again.

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                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  3.0

                                  Affordable and works well

                                  By fcp

                                  from NC

                                  About Me Film Professional, Tech Savvy

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Good Interface With Camcorder

                                  Cons

                                  • Lack of some functions

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Sony RM-VD1 Remote Commander:

                                    Great little inexpensive controller for my GL2.
                                    Works well and does everything listed, but lacks some functions. Best deal for a zoom, focus, record ability.

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                                    5.0

                                    I would buy this product again and again

                                    By Angie

                                    from Garfield Hts., Oh

                                    About Me Practical, Professional

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Durable
                                    • Easy To Program
                                    • Easy To Set Up
                                    • Highly Compatible
                                    • Nice Button Configuration

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Everyday use

                                      Comments about Sony RM-VD1 Remote Commander:

                                      The remote works well with my Sony digital camera and is very light weight.

                                      • Primary use:
                                      • Personal

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                                      5.0

                                      The RM-VD1 Wired remote control by Sony

                                      By Davepii

                                      from Baltimore, MD

                                      About Me Tech Savvy

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Good Interface With Camcorder

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Shooting Indoors
                                        • Shooting Outdoors

                                        Comments about Sony RM-VD1 Remote Commander:

                                        Great for controling the Digital Camera in low light conditions. No camera shake, no blur!!!

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                                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Small item, big photo improvement!!

                                        By Hozer

                                        from Fresno, CA

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Good Interface With Camcorder
                                        • Improves Performance
                                        • Lightweight
                                        • Quality Construction

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Shooting Indoors
                                          • Shooting Outdoors

                                          Comments about Sony RM-VD1 Remote Commander:

                                          By not having to press the shutter button on the camera it allows for the camera to sit still on a tripod still and motionless. Sharp photos are the result.

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                                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                           
                                          5.0

                                          Does what it is supposed to do

                                          By CC

                                          from Sylvania, OH

                                          About Me Casual user

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Durable
                                          • Easy To Use
                                          • Improves Product Function
                                          • Lightweight

                                          Cons

                                          • The wire is only 5ft

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Everyday use
                                          • Home
                                          • Portraits
                                          • Sporting Events

                                          Comments about Sony RM-VD1 Remote Commander:

                                          This remote works well with my Sony digital camera. The wire is only 5ft so don't go to far with the remote. There are no peoblems with the device.

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